IFL Recommends 9/21

This week’s read looks at the history of the Carlisle Indian School, the first off-reservation Native American boarding school in the United States. The author looks at the negative impact it, and other boarding schools like it, has had on Native American children and their families.

IFL Recommends 9/7

This week’s read looks into the (re)opening of Broadway. Math fellow Beatriz Strawhun chose this article because “The theater has always been my escape, my chance to take an adventure, or walk in another’s shoes during some distant time period or in a far-off place. I am so excited for the reopening of the Great White Way. But I am more excited for those programs that take students to a Broadway Show to begin once again. It is through the theater that I find my way, my song and my story and given the chance, students do as well. Let’s all go to the theater!”

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Rosita’s Reads June 29

This week’s read looks at using “microsteps” to build habits that can improve our lives and help us cope with post-COVID stress that can occur as the world reopens.

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Rosita’s Reads June 8

This week’s read looks at a reform initiative in which students at a California high school used their voice, experiences, and insights in collaborating with educators on how to best reform schools.

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Rosita’s Reads June 1

People process grief in different ways and experiencing grief in a pandemic is even more complex. Read on to learn about one person’s experiences and thoughts on delayed grief and healing during and after the pandemic.

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Rosita’s Reads May 25

What do beets and infections have in common? This week’s read looks at a high school student’s science project that used beets and sutures threads to indicate an infection.

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Rosita’s Reads May 18

This week’s read looks at the toll the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on essential workers, particularly migrant farmworker in California, and includes a song by Lila Downs that honors and benefits those workers. Take a listen!

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Rosita’s Reads May 11

This week’s read looks at emerging ideas for improving schools in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The article makes comparisons to past successes and, mainly, to failures with implementing what research says works in schools.

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